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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
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CAMPUS
Emory announces plan for spring 2021 semester
President Gregory L. Fenves announces the university’s plan for spring semester, including class formats, the academic calendar, a modest increase in residential students, changing to saliva-based COVID-19 testing and more.

 

FACULTY
Stewart’s new book ‘Black Women, Black Love’ examines African American marriage
Emory professor Dianne Stewart’s latest book, “Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage,” is a new look at a troubling topic and evolved from her own teaching, research and support of friends and colleagues.

 

SUPPORT
Emory celebrates Open Access Week, introduces new website to highlight authors’ work
International Open Access Week 2020 celebrates the importance of making research publications available for free. Virtual activities Oct. 19-26 include introducing a new website that highlights recent OA scholarship by Emory authors.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory Community Compact: Meet students and staff helping Emory beat COVID-19
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Community Compact outlines individual guidelines, including wearing face coverings and physical distancing. Meet the compact coordinators and proctors who help students remember these responsibilities.

 

ACTIVITIES
Live vicariously through Swoop on a Homecoming bucket list adventure
Emory celebrates Homecoming Oct. 19-25 with a wide range of activities for alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Most events will be held virtually. Highlights include a musical showcase featuring stars from Broadway’s “Hamilton” and Emory alumni bands Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers.

CONNECTIONS
Prospective doctoral students SOAR with special Laney programs
Approximately 60 potential students learned more about their graduate programs of interest through "Learning about Laney," a preview vistation day that went virtual this year. The visit day and LGS-SOAR are two ways Laney Graduate School reaches diverse scholars.
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day
 
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On Monday, Emory formally recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time, honoring the resilience, history, traditions and cultures of Indigenous and Native American peoples — including the Muscogee Creek Nation, the first inhabitants of the land our campus calls home. Read the announcement by President Gregory L. Fenves and Interim Provost Jan Love and watch a panel discussion led by English professor Craig Womack (Creek) on “McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision Across Native America.” 
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Take Note
 
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October

Delve into the science of memory with the season 2 finale of 'Your Fantastic Mind'
Delve into the science of memory with the season 2 finale of 'Your Fantastic Mind'

Emory University annual benefits enrollment opens Oct. 26; sign up by Nov. 6
Emory University annual benefits enrollment opens Oct. 26; sign up by Nov. 6
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Featured Events
 
 Virtual Race Through Space Day

 

Virtual Race Through Space Day
Download the new “Race Through Space” app and join other participants in a virtual race across galaxies. The app and race are from Science ATL, the engineers of Atlanta Science Festival.
When: Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Virtual
Admission: Free
Virtual Concert: Cellist Khari Joyner

 

Virtual Concert: Cellist Khari Joyner
Acclaimed musician and arts ambassador Khari Joyner is one of the leading cellists of his generation. Enjoy this recorded concert, followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.
When: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management"

 

Webinar: "Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management"
Does the day seem to fly by and you haven’t accomplished a thing on your to-do list? Get a better handle on your day by learning about the time management process, characteristics of effective time managers, the importance of prioritizing important events and more.
When: Oct. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar: "Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature"

 

Webinar: "Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature"
The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies invites you to celebrate the publication of Miriam Udel’s latest book. This virtual event will feature a conversation between Professor Udel and Marshall Duke, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology.
When: Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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Emory In The News
 
Three breathing techniques to ease your anxiety during stressful times

 

Three breathing techniques to ease your anxiety during stressful times
Oct. 13 |  Anne Bartolucci |  TODAY Show

Kamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women

 

Kamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women
Oct. 13 |  Pearl Dowe |  The Hill

Texting my mom photos of my dinner is how I tell her I’m okay

 

Texting my mom photos of my dinner is how I tell her I’m okay
Oct. 13 |  Hong Li |  Vice
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